Because less players equal more space to pass and move


Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to enjoy more time off during the international break. The Sweden international is to get double break-time from the club’s schedule during the September break, Coach Jose Mourinho revealed.

Teams will be competing during the international break in the World Cup qualifiers with the hope of getting a ticket to the tournament in Russia. Zlatan has retired.

Manchester United decided to give the players two days off each, but Mourinho said the 34-year old would get extra time for more rest. “At 34-years old, you need to rest. You cannot play 70 matches a season. So I give the other guys who are not selected for the national teams two days, and I give four days to Zlatan,” Mourinho disclosed.

Ibrahimovic left Paris St. Germain after last term on a free transfer, and has so far been impressive for the Red Devils, with many of our expert betting tips football pointing to a resurgent United becoming a force again in the Premier League.

He has scored four goals in four games so far. He got a goal in his debut in the Premier League against Bournemouth, and grabbed a brace the following week against Southampton aside his brilliant pre season run.

Ibrahimovic has proved his critics wrong since signing for United at 34 years with his good conduct on and off field, aside banging the much needed goals.

Recently, his teammate Timothy Fosu-Mensah said the Ibra helps him and other defenders develop as they train with him. He said he is “extra sharp” as he trains against him.

Mourinho probably wanted to reward him for being a great buy. He said there was nothing special about giving different time-offs to players.

“I give holidays a la carte. It depends on the situation. And he is playing every match, every minute. So four matches, he played 360 minutes – four days off for the big guy,” Mourinho quipped.